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A Chinese demonstrator kicks a broken police vehicle during a protest against Japan in Shenzhen, China Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012. Protesters in China began another day of demonstrations against Japan, after protests over disputed islands spread across numerous cities and at times turned violent. (AP Photo/Apple Daily) HONG KONG OUT, TAIWAN OUT, NO SALES

Japan, China clash over islands

Japanese and Taiwanese ships shot water cannon at each other on Sept. 25 in the latest confrontation over tiny islands in the East China Sea, as Japan met with another rival, China, in an effort to tamp down tensions.